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Helena, Montana, USA
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
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Frank James Cooper
Johnson Sea-Horses (Magazine Advertisement) 
Charles Henry Cooper (farmer, lawyer, judge)
James Stewart (Cooper often cited James Stewart as his closest friend), John Wayne, Ernest Hemingway (Hemmingway shot himself shortly after Gary's death), Charles Feldman, Bing Crosby (Bing named a son after Gary), Victor Fleming, Esther Ralston, Iron Eyes Cody, Alfred Vanderbilt Jr, Jeanne Vanderbilt, George Raft, Myrna Loy, Cedric Gibbons, Hazel Brooks, A.C. Lyles
Billy Wilder, John F. Kennedy
Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero.
Sun Valley, Idaho
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Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor. Noted for his stoic, understated style, Cooper found success in a number of film genres, including westerns (High Noon), crime (City Streets), comedy (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town) and drama (The Pride of the Yankees). Cooper's career spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death, and comprised more than one hundred films.
Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice for Sergeant York and High Noon. He also received an Honorary Award in 1961 from the Academy.
Decades later, the American Film Institute named Cooper among the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars, ranking 11th among males from the Classical Hollywood cinema period. In 2003, his performances as Will Kane in High Noon, Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees, and Alvin York in Sergeant York made the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list, all of them as heroes.
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Gallatin Valley High School in Bozeman, Montana
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(1961) Print ad: Insured Savings and Loan Associations, Print ad: Ammen's Skin Powder, Print ad: Calcx Tooth Powder, Print ad: Chesterfield cigarettes, Print ad: Pabst Beer, Print ad: Royal Crown Cola, Print ad: Royal 76 gasoline
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==Gary Cooper== (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero.
==Gary Cooper== Actor - ===Born=== May 7, 1901 in Helena, Montana, USA
===Died=== May 13, 1961 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (prostate cancer)
===Birth Name=== Frank James Cooper
===Nicknames=== Coop, Cowboy Cooper, The Montana Mule, Studs
===Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)
===Mini Bio (2)=== Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a two reeler by Hans Tissler (an independent producer). Eileen Sedgwick was his first leading lady. He then appeared in The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) for United Artists before moving to Paramount. While there he appeared in a small part in Wings (1927), It (1927), and other films.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dave Curbow
==="Dad was a true Westerner===, and I take after him", Gary Cooper told people who wanted to know more about his life before Hollywood. Dad was Charles Henry Cooper, who left his native England at 19, became a lawyer and later a Montana State Supreme Court justice. In 1906, when Gary was 5, his dad bought the Seven-Bar-Nine, a 600-acre ranch that had originally been a land grant to the builders of the railroad through that part of Montana. In 1910, Gary's mother, who had been ill, was advised to take a long sea voyage by her doctor. She went to England and stayed there until the United States entered World War I. Gary and his older brother Arthur stayed with their mother and went to school in England for seven years. Too young to go to war, Gary spent the war years working on his father's ranch. "Getting up at 5 o'clock in the morning in the dead of winter to feed 450 head of cattle and shoveling manure at 40 below ain't romantic", said the man who would take the Western to the top of its genre in High Noon (1952). So well liked was Cooper that he aroused little envy when, in 1939, the U.S. Treasury Department said that he was the nation's top wage earner. That year he earned $482,819. This tall, silent hero was the American ideal for many people of his generation. Ernest Hemingway who lived his novels before he wrote them, was happy to have Gary Cooper play his protagonists in A Farewell to Arms (1932) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dale O'Connor
===Spouse (1)=== [[Sandra Shaw]] (15 December 1933 - 13 May 1961) (his death) (1 child)
===Trade Mark (2)=== 1. Roles in westerns 2. Slow, very deliberate delivery
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Begin the Beguine
Farewell to Arms
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